17th C Hilltop lodge

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Entire cottage hosted by Sarah

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The 17th C house sits in it's own land with panoramic views over the valley and Tallard airfield's Skydiving.
Ideal for families the lodge provides a spacious base from which to explore the local actives.
I live onsite ready to welcome you & help.
During the cold months you will need to have a log fire going to keep downstairs cozy, but we do provide the logs free of charge.

The space
Le Château de Gandière is best suited for 4 guests, but we can sleep up to 6.
Once hunting lodge then farmhouse it sits on a hilltop in 12 acres of land with panoramic views over the Durrance valley and the Gap-Tallard airfield famous for Skydiving and Gliding.
Ideal for families with children the lodge provides a spacious base from which to sample the many outdoor activities and local colour the area has to offer.

The lodge is a detached house next to our home at the end of a long private road.
On the ground floor a large Vaulted room provides Kitchen/Diner/Living room with french TV/DVD. Stone Spiral Stairs lead to a small Sitting room with Balcony and 2 sofa beds. This gives access to: Bedroom1 with Double bed and Balcony, Bedroom 2 with Double mezzanine bed + single bed, and the Bathroom/wc.
There is ample parking space just outside the lodge.
The lodge offers a Private Terrace.

I live on site so will be here to welcome you and be on hand if required. However the lodge is completely independent.
We've enjoyed receiving guests from all over the world and all walks of life. Retired couples here for the flavour of France to bands of skydivers or climbers here for the excitement.

If you've any questions about the lodge or area please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Please be aware the local airfield is close. Many people enjoy watching the parachutes and different light aircraft fly buy but if you're looking for the deep silence of the mountains the lodge won't be suitable.

We offer an optional service for cleaning on your departure at €40 otherwise the house should be left in the condition in which it is found.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Crib
High chair
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

La Saulce, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The Gap region offers an extraordinary variety of activities from Skydiving, Mountain Biking and White Water to Golf and Fishing, from Cheese making to Wolf Watching.
In contrast to Adventure Sports the Culture of the region is expressed through the way of life, Local Markets, Village Festivals and Concerts.
You can decide as the mood dictates and with local knowledge I'm on hand to recommend something which might suit. The villages of Tallard, with it's Chateau, Swimming Pool and Tennis courts, and La Saulce are both within 5 mins drive and provide for everyday needs with several restaurants and small shops to choose from.
Gap,18 mins drive, is the Department Capital and organises lots of Events for Visitors throughout the summer many of which are free.
The Lac de Serre Poncon, 35 mins, provides an almost seaside ambiance with it's beaches and Water Sports.

Hosted by Sarah

  1. Joined in August 2014
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I came to France in 1991 to run a small business on the airfield close by. I sold the business after starting a family, two boys now 16 and 20, who both help out running the lodge. I now work from home and am studying a university course by correspondence.
I came to France in 1991 to run a small business on the airfield close by. I sold the business after starting a family, two boys now 16 and 20, who both help out running the lodge.…

During your stay

We adapt around each guests tastes, with some families we've more or less shared children for the week, others are clearly here to enjoy time alone together.
However i think everyone has appreciated there being someone on hand, there's always a question about where to buy something, or eat, best places to swim at this time of year, or a car to be pulled from a ditch!
We adapt around each guests tastes, with some families we've more or less shared children for the week, others are clearly here to enjoy time alone together.
However i think e…

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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $145

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